BROLIO RISERVA 2015

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA

GRAPE VARIETIES

80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE

In stainless steel at controlled temperature of 24°C-27°C with 14-16 days of skin contact.

AGEING

18 months in tonneaux of first and second passage.

Vintage Awards
Information

Produced from a selection of grapes in vineyards between 400 and 300 meters above sea level, this Riserva reflects all the soil characteristics of Brolio. Sandstone, marl, marine deposits and the calcarenites locally called alberese, all converge in the distinctive harmony of this magnificent wine.

PRODUCTION AREA
Gaiole in Chianti

Growing Season

The growing season 2014/2015 was quite regular without extreme events. Winter was mild with temperatures falling to freezing only at the end of December and in January and February. Spring was also regular. Although a little cold at the beginning, temperatures began to rise and were average afterwards. May and June were warm favouring a perfect flowering and veraison. Rainfall was not excessive, about 150 mm. Summer began earlier, with high temperatures already at the end of June when we recorded peaks of even 34-35 °C (93.2-95 °F). July was also particularly warm, above all in the first decade, with peaks of even 40 °C (104 °F). Rainfall was scarce (about 100 mm), but the good water supplies during the winter and spring months prevented drought stress. September and October showed perfect weather conditions, with significant day-to-night temperature ranges, favouring the accumulation of colour and polyphenols in the grapes.

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in color, hints of black fruit, spices and vanilla on the nose. Round mouth feel with a balanced acidity and elegant tannins. To the finish a long pleasant aftertaste.